Judge Donagh McDonagh decided not to impose a prison sentence on James Lordan because he said the incident had occurred due to a momentary lapse of concentration. Photograph: Reuters

A learner drive whose friend sustained a brain injury in a crash avoided a jail sentence today. James Lordan (20) of Dunmanway, Co Cork pleaded guilty(...)

Shane Fitzgerald (22), Newmarket, Co Cork is charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Paudie O’Leary (42) on July 1st, 2012. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

The body of a long-distance cyclist who had gone on out early in July 2012 to train for the annual Ring of Kerry charity cycle was found six hours lat(...)

Avensis update is also low-key but there is the new BMW-developed 1.6-litre diesel.

It will, theoretically, be a quiet Geneva motor show for Toyota next week. The world’s largest car maker (and according to Fortune magazine, now the w(...)

AIB  has become the bank the eighth sponsor of the GAA’s All-Ireland football championship. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The commercial deal between AIB and the GAA, which was unveiled at Croke Park yesterday, makes the bank the eighth sponsor of the All-Ireland footbal(...)

One in 20 new Irish cars sold since 1999 has been a Ford Focus.

If you wanted to choose a new car launch that actually makes more of a difference to more of the people, then it’s this one. Aston Martins and Ferrari(...)

Said to be just 3,450mm long, the MINI Minor would be 370mm shorter than the smallest MINI currently available
A mini MINI on the way?
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Is MINI about to leverage its Toyota connections to finally build a car that lives up to its name? German magazine Automobile is claiming that BMW (...)

Large amounts of data on driving histories are harvested, frequently without consumers being explicitly aware that the information is being collected or how it will be used

Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle that uses wireless technology, according to a US report released on Monday. (...)

Nissan’s growth achieved partly by offering buying incentives well above the industry’s 2014 average. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Nissan Motor has nudged up its profit forecast for what is already set to be the automaker’s best year since 2008, saying a surge in the dollar is pus(...)

Toyota was the most popular new private car brand last month, according to figures from CSO

The number of new private cars taxed for the first time rose by nearly 26 per cent in January compared to the same month last year. There were 20,105 (...)

Ray D’Arcy and his producer (and wife) Jenny Kelly pictured for the announcement of Volkswagen’s sponsorship of his new Radio 1 show.

There isn’t much that Ray D’Arcy’s fans don’t know about him. It may not even have escaped their attention that “Ray is a long-term supporter of Volks(...)